September 11 Observance

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September 11th Observance
T
uesday, September 11, 2018 

Freedom Park MemorialIn commemoration of the tragic events and the lives lost throughout the United States on September 11, 2001, the Leesburg Town Council will hold a remembrance ceremony at the Town’s Freedom Memorial, located at Freedom Park (off Tolbert Lane at Evergreen Mill Road) on Tuesday morning, September 11, 2018.

The ceremony will begin at 8:40 a.m. For the safety of attendees, the gates to the park will close at 8:30 a.m. prior to the start of the ceremony. Anyone wishing to attend the ceremony is encouraged to arrive early.  Immediately following the ceremony, the gates will re-open and the park will remain open to the public until 9:00 p.m. for those wishing to visit the memorial on their own. 

The Town of Leesburg encourages residents to observe the designated “National Day of Service and Remembrance” by volunteering, donating time or goods, or simply offering a helping hand during this day of commemoration. The “Serve America Act” was signed into law by President Obama on April 21, 2009. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), a supporter of the legislation, said, “September 11 should not only be a day of mourning - it should be a day to think about our neighbors, our community, and our country."

For more information, contact the Town of Leesburg’s Parks and Recreation Department at (703) 777-1368.